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This review is from: StarTech RJ45SPLITTER 2-to-1 RJ45 Splitter Cable Adapter - M/F
Pros: awesome time and money saver! does what it's supposed to do. Just make sure to get two because this is not a switch/hub. It just utilizes the extra pair two pairs of wire.
Other Thoughts: It has a nice long lead so you can also snip off the male connector and attach a female connector... OR just get a converter :-)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR SRXN3205-100NAS Wireless-N VPN Firewall 60 Mbps
Pros: Easy setup. Great menu navigation. Super powerful wifi. Decent ProSafe series technical support. Windows 7 32/64 bit VPN support (fixed with Nov 2010 firmware.) 5 SSL VPN licenses and 5 ipSec. Perfect for small biz. Lifetime hardware warranty. No yearly license fees like other firewall manufacturers.
Cons: "Only" 60 mbps WAN to LAN!? LOL. This may be a "problem" it you have 75/100 meg Fios but for 99% of the world it should be more than AOK. Connected with 35/25 Fios and it hits those numbers with ease.
Other Thoughts: I just did a network job at a office building and replaced 3 old firewalls with 3 of these. (3 separate clients in one building.) Reason being: great price for what you get and Netgear doesn't nickle and dime for every feature. The only things is if you want more ipsec it seems like you need to buy a 5 pack of the software. It does come with one license but really, with the SSL tunnels you won't really need those.
Overall, setup was super easy. The manual is very thorough even though there are some typo's. LOL.
In reading reviews about this router, some people find it complex. Read The Fine Manual! Or, there is no manual included. Tip. Google "SRXN3205 manual" But if you find config complex/difficult then you probably shouldn't be working with this firewall.
VPN Windows 7 compatibility was fixed with firmware Firmware Version: 3.0.6-29 Q4 of 2010.
In short, for those of you looking for a solid business VPN wifi router, this is a no brainer at just over $200.
My 2 cent